Miss Potter (2007) In the opening 15 minutes of this tea-and-crumpets romance, Beatrix Potter, a thirtysomething spinster (Renée Zellweger as an Edwardian Bridget Jones), finds a publisher for…
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Miss Potter (2007)

Details Release Date: Jun 19, 2007; DVD Release Date: Jun 19, 2007; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Biography, Drama; With: Renee Zellweger; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

In the opening 15 minutes of this tea-and-crumpets romance, Beatrix Potter, a thirtysomething spinster (Renée Zellweger as an Edwardian Bridget Jones), finds a publisher for Peter Rabbit and a potential husband all in one bumbling dreamboat (Ewan McGregor at his goofiest). Such instant resolutions ratchet up the anticipation for fascinating plot turns that never materialize in Miss Potter. This pioneering female author comes off as a one-dimensional do-gooder who finds happy endings around every corner. EXTRAS A stuffy talking-head doc praises Potter's pluck. C+

Originally posted Jun 15, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints